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  1. 4 points
    I lived on Henrietta Street off Highbury Road and remember the shopping. No supermarkets just different shops for things, and rationing. We would leave home and go through Nansen Street to Broomhill Road then down to Highbury Road turn left and the first call was the post office for a postal order for Fathers football coupon, then across the road to the co-op, butter, bacon, sugar (in a blue bag), flour, tea (loose not tea bags), washing powder (Oxydol, and Persil), soap (Lifebouy), and other things I cannot remember. payment by cash (check number 56612 for the divi) went to the office by one of those overhead spring loaded things and the change came back the same way. On we went no meat or greengrocery at the co-op they were not in favour for that. Back across Highbury Road and along to the chemist, then May Clark's sweet shop (Goody shop May to a small child) St Bruno tobacco for Father a small Dairy Box for mother and som Quality Street., Across the bottom of Henrietta Street to (I forget the name) greengrocers (Mum said the quality was better) then sometimes Mr & Mrs Limb's shop for things like buttons, Naylors newsagents at the bottom of Henrietta Street to pay for the papers that had been delivered (Daily Herald on week days, News of the World & The People on Sundays, Evening Post and Dandy & Beano & Radio Times). Then back up the hill home. Meat came from Habgood's on the corner of Ockerby Street and other things from Ernie & Mabel Radford on the opposite corner. Other trips were to walk down to Bulwell Market to shop on the market and up Main Street to Steggles pork butchers for a pork pie (the best in Bulwell). All carried by hand no cars in those days, life was different.
  2. 4 points
    My shopping expeditions in the very late 40's and early 50's were all around the Alfred street, Union Road and Commercial Square area. For the weekly staples such as bread, margarine, soap, washing powder starch etc, these all came from the corner shop at the corner of Comyn St and Great Freeman st. For high days and holidays, cooked meats, pork pies and cream cakes were bought from Carnells on St Anns Well Rd, Sandersons on Alfred St Central and Pork Farms in Commercial Square. The Highest Day at Chrissy required a bottle each of Teachers, Damson cream, Egg Flip and QC sherry from Adams on Alfred St South. Weekday and weekend meat was mainly from Mr Eborall on Union Road, though occasionally the butchers on the corner of Alyson Rise, name of which escapes me. Medecines and "toiletries" came from Dakeynes chemist on Alfred Street, and also on Alfred St, all fruit and veg from Mr Gell. Newspapers and comics came from Danby's shop on Union Rd, with the occasional extra comic from Mr Diddle on the corner of Union Road and Curzon St, usually when visiting Gran who lived on Curzon St. Sweets and "goodies" from the corner shop, Watmoughs on the corner of Wellington Street and Alfred Street. Fish and Chips from Mrs Wade's on Alfred Street. The Post Office was on the corner of Northumberland St and Union Rd, postmistress Miss Palmer who also had a dance class up above the shop. Just across on Northumberland St was the General shop owned by Mrs Davies, always a bit on the scruffy side with a fly encrusted flypaper forever hanging from the central light bulb! Amazing how you can remember this stuff from over 60 years ago, yet can forget what the hell I went into the cupboard for a couple of minutes ago.
  3. 2 points
    Another eighty years of history turned to rubble, what a shame my fond memories of the Odeon are not there for others to see. Shows like Little Richard, The Stones, & my all time favourite Bill Haley & his Comets in 1957, did it rock that night, not a person in their seat for the final number Rock Around The Clock, the visible bounce of the balcony was frightening. I didn't get to see The Beatles there but had seen them earlier at Coop House (Elizabethan Rooms for 6/6d), in 1963 I think. There was another venue gone without even noticing. Why did the last sixty years go so fast, and yet, thankfully, with a little jog of the mind, come back so vividly.
  4. 1 point
    A few months ago, I purchased a book about Nottinham in the 40's and 50's. from Amazon. It cost me 1p, yes 1p. £2.80p postage. I ended up getting a mint copy of a hard bound coffee table book, with lots of nice B/W plates. Just goes to show, the bargains are out there, it's just finding them. The book is invaluable to me. Love it!. The Book is called, '' Images of Nottingham' Pubed by the Evening Post. worth every penny!. 1 penny. De Da.
  5. 1 point
    It has been a fantastic weeken in Nottingham, my 'Digs' have been perfect at the bottom of Hockley, everything within a few minutes walk, the highlight was a tour of Council House, what beautiful building, I was lucky to be the only person for the 10.30 tour so had the lovely Jill the tour guide, all to my self, turns out she had lived in Sydney AUstralia for 4 years, even got a pic taken of me sitting inthe Mayors throne!,,, must say Nottingham is a very dieffenbachia city to the one I left in 1974' and for the better, sadly the black boy hotel is missing but hopefully nothing else will be destroyed by greedy property developers, and lovely to see my aunts and uncles who saw me last as a 16yo and now I'm 55! Will post pics soon
  6. 1 point
    Thank you to everyone. I'd like to thank and reply to you all individually but I'm not sure how?. I've already been told not to use the quote button But what how was a newbie to know?.. just wondered if it would be easier to use an a reply button for each post.?. Like I said Thank you. The lengths you lot go to for others is amazing and much appreciated. very interesting about The Carlton, sun Cycles.I remember vaugley, visiting the shop, in the 60's with my sister, who purchased a bike, a blue girls racer. I think the shop was on Carlton road, maybe, Gateford road Worksop. I do know a guy who worked there. He was on a good earner he said. ‚ÄčLove the Photo's. the one by the lake was incredible, wondered if it was Clumber park?. Thanks to all. De Da.
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